Lesson 19
Getting new vocabulary III


 

Chapter 13

to LEAF through- Hojear

He took a book from the shelf and started to leaf through it

He took a book from the shelf and started to leaf through it

He took a book from the shelf and started to leaf through it

He took a book from the shelf and started to leaf through it

 

to LEAN FORWARD- Inclinarse

The young man leaned forward

The young man leaned forward

The young man leaned forward

The young man leaned forward

The young man leaned forward

 

to GROAN(ED)- Gemir

Campbell hid his face in his hands and groaned

Campbell hid his face in his hands and groaned

Campbell hid his face in his hands and groaned

Campbell hid his face in his hands and groaned

 

to HAVE THE AFTERNOON OFF- Tener la tarde libre

Yes, you can have the rest of the afternoon off

Yes, you can have the rest of the afternoon off

Yes, you can have the rest of the afternoon off

Yes, you can have the rest of the afternoon off

 

to MURDER(ED) asesinar, asesinado

That seemed worse than the image of the murdered man

That seemed worse than the image of the murdered man

That seemed worse than the image of the murdered man

That seemed worse than the image of the murdered man

 

to MUTTER(ED)- murmurar

I hope we never see each other again, he muttered

I hope we never see each other again, he muttered

I hope we never see each other again, he muttered

I hope we never see each other again, he muttered

 

 

 

Chapter 14

MANNERS- Modales

His manners were as graceful and natural as ever.

His manners were as graceful and natural as ever.

His manners were as graceful and natural as ever.

His manners were as graceful and natural as ever.

His manners were as graceful and natural as ever.

 

EAGERLY-ansiosamente, impacientemente

He’s drinking his water eagerly

 

The young man drank champagne eagerly

The young man drank champagne eagerly

The young man drank champagne eagerly

The young man drank champagne eagerly

 

SUITABLE- adecuado

This is a suitable marriage

It would have to be a suitable marriage

It would have to be a suitable marriage

It would have to be a suitable marriage

It would have to be a suitable marriage

 

NONSENSE- Sin sentido, estupidez

He’s talking nonsense

What nonsense people talk about happy marriages!

What nonsense people talk about happy marriages!

What nonsense people talk about happy marriages!

What nonsense people talk about happy marriages!

What nonsense people talk about happy marriages!

 

to PRESCRIBE(D) – recetar una medicina

You make me feel well; better than the medicine they prescribe me

You make me feel well; better than the medicine they prescribe me

You make me feel well; better than the medicine they prescribe me

You make me feel well; better than the medicine they prescribe me

 

STRAIGHT- Directo

Did you go straight home?

Did you go straight home?

Did you go straight home?

Did you go straight home?

Did you go straight home?

Did you go straight home?

 

To WRAP(PED)- Envolver, envuelto

He dressed like a common man and wrapped a scarf around his neck

He dressed like a common man and wrapped a scarf around his neck

He dressed like a common man and wrapped a scarf around his neck

He dressed like a common man and wrapped a scarf around his neck

 

 

 

Chapter 15

To TIGHTEN- Apretar

A brutal hand tightens the throat

A brutal hand tightens the throat

A brutal hand tightens the throat

A brutal hand tightens the throat

A brutal hand tightens the throat

 

DEN- Cueva, Antro

There were opium dens where one could buy oblivion

There were opium dens where one could buy oblivion

There were opium dens where one could buy oblivion

There were opium dens where one could buy oblivion

 

SIN- Pecado

Dens of horror where one could destroy the memory of old sins with new sins

Dens of horror where one could destroy the memory of old sins with new sins

Dens of horror where one could destroy the memory of old sins with new sins

 

URGE- Ansia

The terrible urge for opium started to overpower him

The terrible urge for opium started to overpower him

The terrible urge for opium started to overpower him

The terrible urge for opium started to overpower him

 

To TWITCH(ED)- Retorcerse

His delicate hands twitched nervously

His delicate hands twitched nervously

His delicate hands twitched nervously

His delicate hands twitched nervously

 

  

To HALT(ED)- Detener

Suddenly, the driver halted

Suddenly, the driver halted

Suddenly, the driver halted

Suddenly, the driver halted

Suddenly, the driver halted

 

 

WHARF- Muelle

He walked rapidly towards the wharf

He walked rapidly towards the wharf

He walked rapidly towards the wharf

He walked rapidly towards the wharf

 

 

To SPRAWL ACROSS- Derrumbarse- extenderse, expandirse

In one corner he saw a sailor sprawled across a table

In one corner he saw a sailor sprawled across a table

In one corner he saw a sailor sprawled across a table

In one corner he saw a sailor sprawled across a table

 

  

To TEASE- Molestar, provocar, burlarse

Two women were teasing an old man

Two women were teasing an old man

Two women were teasing an old man

Two women were teasing an old man

 

 

MATRESS- Colchón

Dorian looked at various men who were laying on dirty mattresses

Dorian looked at various men who were laying on dirty mattresses

Dorian looked at various men who were laying on dirty mattresses

Dorian looked at various men who were laying on dirty mattresses

 

 

To GAZE- Mirar detenidamente- GAZE- Mirada

Their mouths were open, their gazes empty and their eyes glazed

Their mouths were open, their gazes empty and their eyes glazed

Their mouths were open, their gazes empty and their eyes glazed

Their mouths were open, their gazes empty and their eyes glazed.

 

 

EYES GLAZED- ojos vidriosos

Their mouths were open, their gazes empty and their eyes glazed

Their mouths were open, their gazes empty and their eyes glazed

Their mouths were open, their gazes empty and their eyes glazed

 

 

THE DEVIL’S BARGAIN-  Pacto con el diablo

There goes the devil’s bargain

There goes the devil’s bargain

There goes the devil’s bargain

There goes the devil’s bargain

There goes the devil’s bargain

 

 

To CURSE- Maldecir

Curse you! Replied Dorian

Curse you! Replied Dorian

Curse you! Replied Dorian

Curse you! Replied Dorian

Curse you! Replied Dorian

 

 

To FLOP(PED) OVER- Desplomarse

The sailor who was flopped over the table

The sailor who was flopped over the table

The sailor who was flopped over the table

The sailor who was flopped over the table

 

 

PET NAME- Nombre cariñoso

I only knew the pet name she used to call you

I only knew the pet name she used to call you

I only knew the pet name she used to call you

I only knew the pet name she used to call you

 

 

 

 

Chapter 16

CONSERVATORY- Invernadero, porche techado, conservatorio

A scream in the conservatory

A scream in the conservatory

A scream in the conservatory

A scream in the conservatory

A scream in the conservatory

 

 

 

DAINTILY- Delicadamente

The duchess’s white hands moved daintily

The duchess’s white hands moved daintily

The duchess’s white hands moved daintily

The duchess’s white hands moved daintily

The duchess’s white hands moved daintily

 

 

SCEPTIC- Escéptico

You are sceptic

You are sceptic

You are sceptic

You are sceptic

You are sceptic

 

 

To CHRISTEN(ED)- Bautizar

Years ago he was christened Prince Charming

Years ago he was christened Prince Charming

Years ago he was christened Prince Charming

Years ago he was christened Prince Charming

 

 

UNBEARABLE- Inaguantable

Dorian is quite unbearable tonight

Dorian is quite unbearable tonight

Dorian is quite unbearable tonight

Dorian is quite unbearable tonight

Dorian is quite unbearable tonight

 

 

PIN- Alfiler

I hope he won’t stick pins in you

I hope he won’t stick pins in you

I hope he won’t stick pins in you

I hope he won’t stick pins in you

I hope he won’t stick pins in you

 

 

To SIGH(ED)- Suspirar


She sighs every time she thinks about her boyfriend

The duchess sighed

The duchess sighed

The duchess sighed

The duchess sighed

The duchess sighed

 

 

DULL- soso, opaco, sordido

 
He’s kind of dull

A scream came from the conservatory, followed by the dull sound of a fall

A scream came from the conservatory, followed by the dull sound of a fall

A scream came from the conservatory, followed by the dull sound of a fall

 

 

To FAINT- Desmayarse

 

 

He had fainted

He had fainted

He had fainted

He had fainted 

 

 

 

Chapter 17

OMEN-Presagio

 

A bad omen

A bad omen

A bad omen

A bad omen

 

FIGMENT OF THE IMAGINATION- Producto de la imaginación



 

He also thought it was just a figment of his imagination

He also thought it was just a figment of his imagination

He also thought it was just a figment of his imagination

He also thought it was just a figment of his imagination

 

THICKET- Matorral

 

A hare came out from a thicket

A hare came out from a thicket

A hare came out from a thicket

A hare came out from a thicket

 

 

 

 

SHOTGUN- Escopeta

 

The Duchess’s brother put the shotgun on his shoulder

The Duchess’s brother put the shotgun on his shoulder

The Duchess’s brother put the shotgun on his shoulder

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 18

To MEND- Reparar

 

An intention to mend one’s way

An intention to mend one’s way

An intention to mend one’s way

An intention to mend one’s way

 

 

To MOCK- Burlarse

 

You mock everything

You mock everything

You mock everything

You mock everything

 

 

CAN’T COPE- No aguantar

 He couldn’t cope with life

The British can’t cope with effort of more than one topic every three months

The British can’t cope with effort of more than one topic every three months

The British can’t cope with effort of more than one topic every three months

The British can’t cope with effort of more than one topic every three months

 

 

It’s NONE OF MY BUSINESS- No es asunto mío.

 

This none of your business

 

If he had hidden himself it’s none of my business

If he had hidden himself it’s none of my business

If he had hidden himself it’s none of my business

If he had hidden himself it’s none of my business

 

To YAWN- Bostezar

 

Lord Henry yawned

Lord Henry yawned

Lord Henry yawned

Lord Henry yawned

 

 

to STROKE- Acariciar



He started to stroke the head of the curious parrot

He started to stroke the head of the curious parrot

He started to stroke the head of the curious parrot

He started to stroke the head of the curious parrot

 

 

 

 

Chapter 19

NAIVETY- ingenuidad



A time of naivety

A time of naivety

A time of naivety

A time of naivety

 

 

to BEAR- Soportar- cargar con



He regretted having wished that the portrait would bear the weight of his sins

He regretted having wished that the portrait would bear the weight of his sins

He regretted having wished that the portrait would bear the weight of his sins

He regretted having wished that the portrait would bear the weight of his sins

 

 

MOOD SWINGS-Cambios de humor



A time of mood swings

A time of mood swings

A time of mood swings

A time of mood swings

 

 

 

STAIN- Mancha



The red stain on the hand

The red stain on the hand

The red stain on the hand

The red stain on the hand

 

 

 

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